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8(a)

13 CFR 124
9 yearsElectronic application and supporting documents via certify.sba.gov-Must be a small business
-Must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the U.S.
-Must demonstrate potential for success
-Initially, the individual's net worth, after excluding the individual's equity in the firm and the equity in the primary residence, may not exceed $750,000. SBA will also consider the individual's average two-year income, fair market value of all assets, access to credit and capital, and the financial condition of the applicant firm in evaluating economic disadvantage.
-Sole-source and competitive contracting opportunities
-Mentor Protégé / Joint Ventures
HUBZone

13 CFR 126
No program timeline
- Continued program compliance
Formal electronic application via General Login System-Must be a small business
-Principal office must be located in HUBZone
-Must be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens
-35% of employees must reside in HUBZone
-Restricted bidding opportunities (competitive, sole-source)
-10% price evaluation preference on full and open contracts
-Mentor Protégé / Joint Ventures 
Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

13 CFR 127
No program timeline
- Continued program compliance
Formal certification by SBA via beta.certify.sba.gov-At least 51% directly owned and controlled by one or more women that are US citizens
-Must qualify as a small business for primary industry NAICS
-Woman must highest officer position and manage firm on full-time basis and make long-term decisions
-EDWOSB eligibility: personal net worth <$750,000, adjusted gross income over last 3 years <$350,000 and fair market value of all assets <$6 million
-Sole-source and competitive contracting opportunities
-Mentor Protégé / Joint Ventures
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